Starkville, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 25,352 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.9%
 
Males: 12,553  (49.5%)
Females: 12,799  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

27.5 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39759.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,386 (it was $22,590 in 2000)
Starkville:

$31,386
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,732 (it was $16,272 in 2000)

Starkville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $175,005 (it was $94,200 in 2000)
Starkville:

$175,005
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $744.

March 2019 cost of living index in Starkville: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.1%
(29.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 9.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Starkville, MS (2017)
    • 14,04656.3%White alone
    • 9,21036.9%Black alone
    • 8683.5%Asian alone
    • 4621.9%Two or more races
    • 3181.3%Hispanic
    • 230.09%Other race alone
    • 190.08%American Indian alone

Races in Starkville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Starkville, Mississippi as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Starkville is 313 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Starkville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(31.7)
9
(40.8)
4
(17.6)
2
(8.3)
6
(24.5)
3
(12.2)
3
(12.5)
1
(4.1)
5
(20.0)
6
(23.9)
2
(7.7)
2
(7.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(76.9)
26
(117.9)
15
(66.2)
10
(41.5)
18
(73.6)
18
(73.2)
15
(62.6)
11
(44.9)
10
(40.0)
12
(47.7)
11
(42.5)
7
(27.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
48
(217.2)
37
(167.8)
27
(119.1)
28
(116.2)
40
(163.6)
35
(142.3)
23
(95.9)
29
(118.3)
27
(108.0)
25
(99.5)
27
(104.4)
33
(129.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
150
(678.7)
182
(825.4)
129
(569.2)
184
(763.5)
157
(642.3)
128
(520.6)
187
(779.9)
125
(509.8)
137
(548.2)
172
(684.4)
455
(1,760)
390
(1,526)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
582
(2,633)
420
(1,905)
368
(1,624)
405
(1,681)
558
(2,283)
471
(1,916)
662
(2,761)
472
(1,925)
677
(2,709)
661
(2,630)
440
(1,702)
N/A
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(104.1)
18
(81.6)
12
(52.9)
19
(78.8)
13
(53.2)
27
(109.8)
16
(66.7)
11
(44.9)
20
(80.0)
24
(95.5)
27
(104.4)
19
(74.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
N/A1
(3.9)
1
(3.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)262.1242.1166.8177.6215.0190.2218.3164.8210.8214.1247.2229.7

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City-data.com crime index in Starkville, MS

Crime rate in Starkville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 70 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (14.8%), English (5.8%), Irish (4.4%), German (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 374 feet

Land area: 25.7 square miles.

Population density: 987 people per square mile   (low).

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1,369 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

5.5%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,869 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,278 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (76.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (115.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (463.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Mississippi State, MS (1.4 miles ),
Artesia, MS (3.3 miles ),
West Point, MS (3.7 miles ),
Sturgis, MS (3.9 miles ),
Crawford, MS (4.0 miles ),
Maben, MS (4.1 miles ),
Mathiston, MS (4.3 miles ),
Brooksville, MS (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 33.46 N, Longitude: 88.82 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,664 (+14.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,965 (54.3%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Starkville, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Starkville, MS in 2017
Starkville satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 114 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 1999: 123 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2000: 99 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 88 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2005: 96 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2006: 68 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2007: 61 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2012: 121 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2014: 47 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2015: 72 buildings, average cost: $294,200
  • 2016: 79 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2017: 72 buildings, average cost: $212,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Starkville, MS residents
Average permit cost in Starkville, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Starkville, MS
Historical housing units in Starkville, MS

Population change in the 1990s: +2,944 (+15.6%).
Most common industries in Starkville, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (34.4%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (29.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (39.5%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Starkville, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (11.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (13.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.1%)
  • Engineers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Starkville, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Starkville, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Starkville-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Starkville city center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 122 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Starkville-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from Starkville center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from Starkville center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from Starkville center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Starkville center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from Starkville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oktibbeha County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Starkville topographic map

Main business address for: NBC CAPITAL CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Starkville:

  • HEART TO HEART HOSPICE, INC (122 NORTH JACKSON STREET SUITE 1)
  • OCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 400 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • ROLLING HILLS (200 WOMACK ROAD)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC, STARKVILLE (1085 STARK ROAD, SUITE F)
  • CARRINGTON, LLC D/B/A THE CARRINGTON (307 REED RD)
  • STARKVILLE MANOR (1001 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • RCG STARKVILLE (104 W. GARRARD ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Starkville:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Starkville:

  • Mississippi State University (about 2 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 24 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 48 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 61 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of West Alabama (about 71 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • Holmes Community College (about 72 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 5,352)
  • East Central Community College (about 73 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)

Public high schools in Starkville:

Private high schools in Starkville:

  • STARKVILLE ACADEMY (Students: 709, Location: 505 ACADEMY RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • STARKVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 209, Location: 303 LYNN LN, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Starkville:

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Library in Starkville:

  • STARKVILLE-OKTIBBEHA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SY (Operating income: $517,389; Location: 326 UNIVERSITY DRIVE; 73,737 books; 652 e-books; 4,524 audio materials; 1,672 video materials; 47 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • under university/colleges add: East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle Campus, 3000+ students
  • Please add University Baptist Church to "Churches in Starkville include:" Location is: 1172 E Lee Blvd Starkville, MS 39759
  • Please add to the church list Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Church, 105 N. Montgomery.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Starkville: Mississippi Research and Technology Park (A), Starkville Country Club (B), Starkville Public Library (C), Starkville City Hall (D), Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum (E), Oktibbeha County Courthouse (F), Starkville Fire Department Station 2 (G), Starkville Fire Department Station 3 (H), Starkville Fire Department Station 1 (I), Starkville Fire Department Station 4 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: East Plaza Shopping Center (1), Eightytwo Plaza Shopping Center (2), Southdale Shopping Center (3), Village Mall Shopping Center (4), State Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Starkville: NBC CAPITAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Starkville include: Prairie Grove Baptist Church (A), Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church (B), Victory Missionary Baptist Church (C), Trinity Presbyterian Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (F), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (G), Peters Rock Temple Church of God in Christ (H), Meadowview Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Presbyterian Cemetery (1), Associated Reform Presbyterian Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Starkville include: Westside Park (1), Moncrief Park (2), McKee Park (3), Jaycee Field (4), Babe Ruth Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Oktibbeha County - Starkville- Heritage Museum (206 Fellowship Street), Skate Odyssey Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 830 Louisville Street), Starkville Chamber of Commerce (1 Research Boulevard Suite 204), Convention & Visitors Bureau (1 Research Boulevard Suite 204), Oktibbeha County - Economic Development Authority- Ms Research & Tech Park- Of (1 Research Boulevard Suite 204), Greater Starkville Development Partnership (1 Research Boulevard Suite 204), Free Soap Recipes- Directions and Soap-Related Links to Make Bar Soap at H (Arcades & Amusements; 108 East Garrard Road Apartment 202-A), Starkville Buses (Tours & Charters; 300 East Lampkin Street).

Hotels: The Landmark Cafe (101 North Jackson Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (110 Highway 12 West # B), University Motel (104 Mlk J), Microtel Inns & Suites (1121 Highway 182 E), Hotel Chester (101 N Jackson St), Holiday Inn (403 Highway 12 East), Home Place (1111 Stark Road), The Regal Inn (410 Drive Martin Luther Kin), Caragen House (1108 Highway 82 West).

Courts: Oktibbeha County - Starkville- Justice Court Judges (Old Health Dept), Oktibbeha County - Starkville- Human Services Department- Youth Court Couns (City Hall), Oktibbeha County - Starkville- County Court Room (Courthouse), Starkville City - Municipal Court (City Hall), Social Security Administration (101B G T Thames Drive).

Birthplace of: Jerry Rice - (born 1962), football star, John Wilson Carpenter III - Lt. General, Latavious Williams - Basketball player, Ray Mabus - Diplomat, Antuan Edwards - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: May 26, 1977), Freddie Milons - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Jun 27, 1980), Jim McIngvale - Businessman, Josh Booty - Baseball player, Shauntay Hinton - Beauty pageant winner, Travis Outlaw - NBA player (Portland Trail Blazers, born: Sep 18, 1984).

Oktibbeha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Starkville and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF STARKVILLE (Population served: 26,721, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 84 regular monitoring violations
CLAYTON VILLAGE W/A #1-EAST (Population served: 4,900, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2009)
  • 221 regular monitoring violations
ADATON W/A #1-JOSEY CREEK (Population served: 2,044, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 267 regular monitoring violations
BLACK JACK WATER ASSN #1 (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 164 regular monitoring violations
BRADLEY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 550, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
CLAYTON VILLAGE-UNIV HEIGHTS (Population served: 287, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 65 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Starkville that have no violations reported:

  • EAST LEE BLVD WATER ASSN. (Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.2%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Starkville in 2010:

  • 334 people in college/university student housing
  • 305 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Starkville in 2000:

  • 332 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 232 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 9 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Davis Wade Stadium. Capacity: 55,082. Mississippi State University.
  • Humphrey Coliseum. Mississippi State University.

Banks with most branches in Starkville (2011 data):

  • Renasant Bank: Starkville Branch at 100 Russell Street, branch established on 2011/11/07; Starkville Administrative Office at 1 Research Blvd, Suite 200, branch established on 2011/10/04. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $4,196.4 mil, Deposits: $3,416.0 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Renasant Corporation
  • BankFirst Financial Services: Russell Street Branch at 101 Russell Street, branch established on 1999/07/12; Crossgates Branch at 1000 Highway 12 West, branch established on 2001/02/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $718.9 mil, Deposits: $600.2 mil, headquarters in Macon, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfirst Capital Corporation
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank: Starkville Branch at 315 University Drive, branch established on 1974/05/14; Starkville Crossing Branch at 806 Highway 12 W, branch established on 1995/12/04. Info updated 2007/01/11: Bank assets: $1,561.3 mil, Deposits: $1,372.4 mil, headquarters in Kosciusko, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: First M & F Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Starkville Branch at 400 University Drive, branch established on 1977/08/31; Starkville Crossing Branch at 802 Highway 12 West, branch established on 1988/10/17. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Starkvile Branch at 823c Highway 12 West, branch established on 2000/07/03; Starkville Main Branch at 300 University Drive, branch established on 1979/06/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Starkville Crossing Branch at 818 Highway 12 West, branch established on 1992/08/17; University Branch at 606 Highway 12 East, branch established on 1978/11/15. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc
  • Trustmark National Bank: Starkville Branch at 128 Hwy 12 West, branch established on 2011/09/23. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Starkville Branch at 1010 Highway 12 West, branch established on 2008/11/08. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Starkville Branch at 201 Highway 12 West, branch established on 2007/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Starkville:

Marital status in Starkville, MS
  • Never married: 53.8%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Starkville:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Starkville
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Religion statistics for Starkville, MS (based on Oktibbeha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,38549
Mainline Protestant5,65625
Black Protestant1,9328
Catholic1,2191
Other5224
None24,957-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Oktibbeha County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Oktibbeha County:

9.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Oktibbeha County:

32.8%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oktibbeha County:

11.8%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Starkville:

50.2%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Starkville:

27.5
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Starkville:

16.8%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Starkville:

9.2%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.3%
State:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

59.5%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.9%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Starkville, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 60$187,054$37,4110$0
Police Protection - Officers 55$198,619$43,3350$0
Solid Waste Management 35$68,826$23,5971$980
Electric Power 34$123,922$43,7373$1,622
Water Supply 21$65,836$37,6210$0
Streets and Highways 16$36,244$27,1830$0
Sewerage 14$33,931$29,0840$0
Judicial and Legal 8$28,568$42,8520$0
Police - Other 7$18,968$32,5173$3,121
Other Government Administration 4$9,856$29,5683$2,615
Fire - Other 2$8,949$53,6940$0
Airports 1$1,539$18,4682$1,633
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 257$782,312$36,52812$9,971

Starkville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,687,000 ($66.54)
    Air Transportation: $349,000 ($13.77)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $37,689,000 ($1486.63)
    Police Protection: $4,649,000 ($183.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,820,000 ($150.68)
    Water Utilities: $3,726,000 ($146.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,588,000 ($102.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,636,000 ($64.53)
    Sewerage: $1,518,000 ($59.88)
    Regular Highways: $1,391,000 ($54.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,313,000 ($51.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $693,000 ($27.34)
    Financial Administration: $503,000 ($19.84)
    General - Other: $302,000 ($11.91)
    Libraries: $198,000 ($7.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $182,000 ($7.18)
    Air Transportation: $140,000 ($5.52)
    Health - Other: $102,000 ($4.02)
    General Public Buildings: $69,000 ($2.72)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $111,000 ($4.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $379,000 ($14.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,559,000 ($100.94)
    Regular Highways: $294,000 ($11.60)
    Central Staff Services: $242,000 ($9.55)
    Water Utilities: $213,000 ($8.40)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($3.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($2.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,558,000 ($179.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($5.56)

Starkville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,640,000 ($104.13)
    Sewerage: $2,102,000 ($82.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $251,000 ($9.90)
    Air Transportation: $90,000 ($3.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $881,000 ($34.75)
    Highways: $627,000 ($24.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $562,000 ($22.17)
    Other: $225,000 ($8.88)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($0.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,694,000 ($66.82)
    General Revenue - Other: $707,000 ($27.89)
    Interest Earnings: $599,000 ($23.63)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $42,249,000 ($1666.50)
    Water Utilities: $3,540,000 ($139.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,272,000 ($286.84)
    Other: $867,000 ($34.20)
    Highways: $30,000 ($1.18)
  • Tax - Property: $4,445,000 ($175.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $282,000 ($11.12)
    Other License: $149,000 ($5.88)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000 ($1.50)

Starkville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,814,000 ($584.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,791,000 ($307.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,023,000 ($277.02)

Starkville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $586,000 ($23.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,406,000 ($528.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $561,000 ($22.13)

8.23% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lowndes County, MS  0.77% ($31,177 average AGI)
from Webster County, MS  0.42% ($33,066)
from Clay County, MS  0.38% ($45,091)


10.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.09%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lowndes County, MS  0.78% ($57,190 average AGI)
to Webster County, MS  0.38% ($44,246)
to Clay County, MS  0.37% ($30,214)
Businesses in Starkville, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike1
Baskin-Robbins1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Budget Car Rental1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS1Popeyes1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Haworth1U-Haul3
Hilton1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture3Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Starkville:

  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROB (1450 AM; 1 kW; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Starkville:

  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W245AB (96.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Starkville:

  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Starkville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 107Number of bridges
  • 968ft / 295mTotal length
  • $5,704,122,000Total costs
  • 543,650Total average daily traffic
  • 54,652Total average daily truck traffic
  • 437,485Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Starkville, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 201980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 482000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Starkville, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Starkville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 349 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Starkville, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 221 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Starkville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Starkville)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 150. The highest number of fires - 208 took place in 2007, and the least - 62 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Starkville, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.6%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Starkville, MS
    • 1,24248.6%Structure Fires
    • 83932.9%Outside Fires
    • 46318.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 100.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Starkville, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Starkville, Mississippi:

  • Days Inn & Suites, 119 Hwy 12 W, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 324-5555, Fax: (662) 323-4615
  • Comfort Suites, 801 Russell St, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 324-9595, Fax: (662) 324-1224
  • Hilton Garden Inn Starkville, MS, 975 Hwy 12 E, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 615-9664
  • Hilton Garden Inn Starkville, 97 South Hwy 12 E, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 615-9664, Fax: (662) 615-9665
  • Hotel Chester, 101 N Jackson St, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 323-5005, Fax: (662) 320-7006
  • University Motel, 104 Hwy 82 W, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 323-1421, Fax: (662) 323-1425
  • Microtel Inn & Suites - Reservoir Investment Group, 12104 Hwy 182, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 615-0700, Fax: (662) 615-0702
  • Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center, 100 Mercantile St, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 338-3116
  • La Quinta Inn and Suites, 982 Hwy 12 E, Starkville, Mississippi 39759 , Phone: (662) 270-4100, Fax: (662) 320-7180
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Starkville, Mississippi
Most common first names in Starkville, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20272.5 years
John18571.9 years
Mary17978.5 years
William15273.5 years
Willie13575.8 years
Robert13271.6 years
Annie9978.9 years
George7573.5 years
Charles6169.7 years
Walter5373.6 years
Most common last names in Starkville, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bell8375.8 years
Smith8174.7 years
Johnson8174.5 years
Williams7770.3 years
Harris7368.2 years
Thompson6276.0 years
Jones6276.2 years
Davis5273.3 years
Brown4872.9 years
Gillespie4272.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Starkville, MS
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Starkville, MS
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Starkville compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Starkville on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
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